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Chronic Heart Failure

I was scheduled to give a tutorial to our clinic’s registrars recently and was requested to talk about chronic heart failure. Uh-oh… didn’t they realise that internal medicine is NOT my forte?? Unfortunately I couldn’t talk them into a gynaecology topic, so CHF it was. But the beauty of teaching is that you always learn…

Quick Start Contraception – It’s Contraception, STAT!

Originally posted on Bits & Bumps:
[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/bitsandbumps/Quickstart.mp3 ] This week we discuss how to “Quick Start” contraception – on the day your patient requests it. Take home messages: Women are at unnecessary risk of pregnancy in the window between ASKING for contraception and STARTING contraception There are clear protocols for starting contraception at any time…

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New Australian General Practice FOAM – Obstetrics and Gynaecology – “Bits and Bumps!”

Introducing the new podcast and resources website based on Australian General Practice – obstetrics and gynaecology. These are written and produced by excellent Australian GP’s who have a strong interest in women’s health. Learn from their extensive research and knowledge on perplexing women’s health issues in general practice. Bits and Bumps Link

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FOAM4GP Map – Prostate screening. “What do you suggest doc?”

Prostate screening is a complicated mix of opinions, evidence, emotions, and controversy. There are many stakeholders interested in appropriate prostate screening and it is a question we as Australian GPs get asked regularly about. So what do you do? What should you do? And what do you use to help make the decision with your…

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Rashes algorithm

General practice can be challenging for medical students and young students because they have not been ‘exposed’ to many rashes. Even GPs who have many years experience can occassionally be stumped. Here is a great algorithm/flowchart available from Patient.co.uk which can help us discern the likely causes – Link